Well, I get my pacemaker the morning of August 21st.  I joined today cause I won't feel like it tomorrow.  lol  I can't say I am glad to be eligeble for this club but I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends.  lol  I certainly hope it makes me feel much better.  I know the stent (#5) I got on June 22 this year helped.   I am looking forward to hearing from anyone.  Bye



by AgentX86 - 2020-08-20 23:29:53

I must say, you're the first one who's said they're glad that they're eligible to be a member of this club but we welcome nuts too.  ;-)

Don't worry about the surgery.  Some have absolutely no problem and very little pain.  It takes others a bit longer and they have some more pain but it really isn't that big of a deal. Do listen to your doctors, though.  They'll give you a list of do's and don'ts.  Follow these and you'll minimize the chances of probems.


by doublehorn48 - 2020-08-20 23:41:53

So tomarrow is the big day.  Been there, done that.  And there are a lot of people here that can say that.  Let us know how you are doing after your procedure.  The best people that I have found to talk to are people on this board.  They know what you are experiencing and understand the problems and triumphs.  Just let your fingers do the talking. Welcome aboard and let us know how it's going.

Have a good night,


Welcome Garfish!

by LondonAndy - 2020-08-21 18:35:01

Hope the procedure went well, and you have as easy a time with your device as I have had with mine in the 6 years since it was inserted!

Just to emphasize what I am sure the docs will have said - pay really close attention to hygiene at home.  You don't want an infection, as they can mean return to hospital and a re-do.  No sharing of towels once you can start bathing, change them frequently, wash them in high temperatures.


by qwerty - 2020-08-21 20:45:34

If you have any questions this board is a treasure .

Looking to get my 1st replacement.  My pm implant was pretty straight forward.  Had a few issues but this board kept me grounded. Gave me the questions to ask the Dr. And generally made me feel everything would be ok.  And sure enough.. it was.

Welcome Garfish!

by Pharnowa - 2020-11-03 00:53:19

I am of no help or comfort as I, too, am also about to get my first PM, a Biotronik.  I can say I've learned so much from just following the postings. I find it hard to believe I will ever be as knowledgeable.

Best wishes in doing well!

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